Matt Erikson

Classical Music Host

Trained as a classical pianist at Amherst College and the Hartt School of Music, Matt recently completed a master’s degree in journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Arizona Republic and was an announcer and writer for WRR, the classical music station for Dallas/Fort Worth. The highlight of his tenure at WRR was serving as the exclusive host and blogger for the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a major, quadrennial, international event. This is his third summer covering the Aspen Music Festival and School for Aspen Public Radio.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Festival Notes - July 12th, 2013

Concertos by Benjamin Britten are among this weekend's top offerings.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Festival Notes - July 11th, 2013

British violinist Daniel Hope performs a recital with friends this evening at 8 at Harris Concert Hall.  Hope is joined by violist Lawrence Dutton, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han.  The second half of the program is a creative, recent take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a so-called "recomposition" by Max Richter.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Festival Notes - July 10th, 2013

Students of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han perform a free 3 p.m. concert of piano trios at Harris Concert Hall.

Following their students’ performance, Finckel and Wu Han play an 8:30 recital program at Harris Concert Hall, consisting of sonatas by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Debussy and Benjamin Britten.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Festival Showcase - July 9th, 2013

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han discuss their new chamber music studio at the Aspen Music Festival with one of their students, 15-year-old pianist Agata Sorotokin. 

And director Edward Berkeley previews the first opera of the 65th season, Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.”

Aspen Music Festival & School
12:02 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Festival Notes - July 9th, 2013

The Takacs Quartet finishes its survey of the complete string quartets by Bela Bartok tonight at 7:30 at Harris Concert Hall.

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